Posts Tagged ‘taconite mining’

Minnesota researchers continue to look for links between taconite and mesothelioma

19 Sep 2013 by Wendi Lewis under News, Research/Treatment

minnesota iron range 100x100 Minnesota researchers continue to look for links between taconite and mesotheliomaAfter nearly five years of study, researchers heading up the Workers Health Study have determined that for every year worked in a mine, a person’s risk of developing mesothelioma increased by approximately three percent. However, scientists are still searching for definitive proof that exposure causes mesothelioma. (more…)


Minnesota taconite mine study confirms link to mesothelioma

17 Apr 2013 by Wendi Lewis under News, Research/Treatment

minnesota iron range 100x100 Minnesota taconite mine study confirms link to mesotheliomaThe results of a five-year, $4.9-million study into the link between mining in ’s and mesothelioma provided a mixed bag of results. Scientists confirmed a definite link between the industry and an increased risk of mesothelioma, a deadly cancer that has previously been associated exclusively with asbestos exposure. But the study does not adequately answer the question of “why” or “how.” (more…)